Design Philosophy

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cement bags
raw silk


The inspiration for Malia’s designs often comes from Cambodia itself. Whether traveling through the Angkor temples or the streets of Phnom Penh; color, texture and culture abound.


Recycled Feed Bag Collection: originally used to house a grain that is fed to farmed fish in Vietnam, this colorful, lightweight, durable and water-resistant material is recycled into fun, fashion forward handbags great for everyday use.

Recycled Cement Bag Collection: upcycled from used cement bags that are extremely strong and lightweight, the bold and funky designs have made this one one of our most popular lines for both women and wen.

Signature Wallet Collection: made from Chinese Silk and hand screen-printed, this fabric’s texture and durability is reminiscent of canvas.

The wave print is inspired by the flow of the mighty Mekong River, the life source for Cambodian society.

Cotton Screen Print Collection: the hand screen-printed cotton collection changes seasonally. 2014’s fall collection was inspired by intricate Cambodian ikats which are world renowned.

Fine and Raw Silk: Locally produced, the rich hues and texture of Southeast Asian silk provide the framework for beautifully crafted bags that are perfect for a special occasion or an evening on the town.

Our Design Team

Malia Designs’ team of designers is made up of Cambodian and US-based designers. Together we bring a unique blend of Eastern and Western design philosophies to our collections.